News ID : 174601
Publish Date : 5/24/2024 7:26:11 PM
Raisi funeral 3rd largest in modern history: Nasrallah

Raisi funeral 3rd largest in modern history: Nasrallah

The Secretary General of the Hezbollah movement Seyyed Hasan Nasrallah hailed late president Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister, saying that the funeral for them was one of the largest in modern history.

Hezbollah ceremony in tribute to martyrs President Ebrahim Raisi and his companions was held in Beirut’s southern suburb (Dahiyeh) on Friday.

Secretary General of Hezbollah movement Seyyed Hasan Nasrallah addressed the ceremony.

"Liberation of south Lebanon in May 25, 2000 was a great victory to the Resistance and historic defeat to the Zionist entity," he said at the start of his address.

"The incident in which helicopter of President Raisi and companions crashed was a painful incident that led to the loss of prominent figures whom the nation will miss," he later said.

He reiterated condolences over martyrdom of President Raisi, Ayatollah Mohammad Al-Hashem, FM Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other companions.

He continued to note that celebrations on Resistance and Liberation Day were canceled after the martyrdom of President Raisi and his companions.

"President Raisi was a role model in all the posts he occupied," the Hezbollah chief said, adding that " Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi was a scholar, religious, compassionate, loving, humble and courageous in face of hegemonic powers."

Nasrallah continued to note that "President Raisi faced both political and economic challenges amid the blockade and sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic of Iran."

"Seyyed Raisi had great faith in the Palestinian cause, the resistance, and the resistance groups in the region," he further said.

The Hezbollah chief continued to hail late foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, who was on board the crashed helicopter and said that he "had a great love for Palestine, Lebanon and all resistance groups of the region."

"We have known nothing but love, sympathy and support from Seyyed Raisi and Mr. Amir-Abdollahian," he continued.

"Funeral of President Raisi and companions is the third largest funeral in the new history," he said, further noting that "Those who accuse Hezbollah of losing popularity suffer disorders related to denial and dissociation from reality, a local funeral of a Hezbollah martyr in south Lebanon is more popular than a central ceremony celebrated by any other Lebanese power."

The mass funeral of President Raisi and his companions has delivered a message of loyalty and allegiance to the path of Ayatollah Khamenei in Iran, he added.

"The second message delivered through the mass funeral of President Raisi and companions is that Iran is powerful and cohesive state," Nasrallah added.

The Hezbollah leader went on to say that the people's participation at funeral of martyrs shows support for resistance in region.


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